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90 Cards in this Set

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discern
v. to perceive
discomfit
v. to make uneasy
v. to thwart
discord
n. strife
n. harsh mix of musicial tones
discourse
n. communication
n. formal discussion of a subject
discrete
a. seperate
disdain
n. scorn
v. to rejct as unworthy
disparage
v. to belittle
v. to discredit
disparate
a. entirely different
dispassionate
a. impartial
disposed
a. having a certain inclination
dissociate
v. to seperate
v. to withdraw from something
dissonant
a. in disagreement or discord
a. harsh sounding
distend
v. to expand outwards
distill
v. to purify
v. to deviate
v. to differ
divest
v. to strip away
doctrinaire
a. stubbornly following a principal
dogma
n. beliefs put forward as absolute truth
don
v. to put on
dormant
a. temporarily inactive
dote
v. to show excessive fondness for
dubious
a. questionable
a. distrustful
a. bordering on impropriety
dupe
n. person easily deceived
duplicity
n. deliberate deception
earnest
a. showing deep sincerity
n. something done in advance as a pledge
ebb
v. to weaken
n. period of decline or lowless
n. movement of the tide away from the land
ebullient
a. enthusiastic
eccentric
a. abnormal
a. not centered; not circular
n. unconventional person
ecclesiastical
a. pertaining to a church
eclectic
a. coming from various sources
n. someone who uses an eclectic method
edify
v. to instruct in an uplifting manner
efficacous
a. capable of producing the desired effect
effrontery
n. audacity (excessive self confidence)
effusive
a. gushing or unrestrained
egalitarianism
n. the doctrine of "equal rights for all the people"
elastic
a. adaptable, flexible
elate
v. to make joyful or proud
elegy
n. mournful poem or song
elicit
v. to draw out
elucidate
v. to clarify
emaciate
v. to make or become thin
emancipate
v. to liberate
embellish
v. to adorn
v. to add fanciful details to
embroider
v. to embellish
eminence
n. a person or a position of great importance
emollient
a. soothing or softening
empathy
n. emotional understanding
empirical
a. based upon observation
emulate
v. to strive to do as well as or better than
endemic
a. commonly found in an area or group of people
endow
v. to provide with something
enervate
v. to weaken
enfranchise
v. to release from bondage
v. to bestow the rights of citizenship
engender
v. to give rise to
enigma
n. mystery
enmity
n. mutual hatred
ensemble
n. seperate things viewed as whole
enthrall
v. to captivate
v. to enslave
entreat
v. to make an emotional request
enumerate
v. to count items one by one
enunciate
v. to pronounce words clearly
ephemeral
a. short lived
epic
a. on a grand scale
n. long artistic work that describes heroic deeds
epigram
n. short, witty saying
epilogue
n. short section added after the conclusion
epitome
n. brief summary
n. representative sample
epoch
n. remarkable period in history
equanimity
n. calm temperment
equestrian
a. pertaining to horsemanship
equivocal
a. ambiguous
eradicate
v. to remove all traces of
erudite
a. profoundly learned
espouse
v. to give or take in marriage
v. to support
esteem
v. to respect
estrange
v. to make hostile or unsympathetic
v. to stay away from
eulogy
n. speech honoring someone
euphemism
n. mild term substituted for a harsh one
evanescent
a. vanishing; fleeting
exacerbate
v. to worsen some condition
exact
v. to demand and obtain
exculpate
v. to clear from blame
exemplary
a. commendable; worthy of imitiation
exemplify
v. to show by example
exhort
v. to urge passionately
exigent
a. urgent
exonerate
v. to clear from blame
expedient
a. suited to one's purpose
n. makeshift solution
expedite
v. to speed up
expiate
v. to make amends
explicit
a. in exact terms
exposition
n. an exhibition
n. detailed explanation
n. the first section of a musical movement